The St. Louis Blues scored two power play goals in the third period Thursday night, coming from behind to beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2.
The Detroit loss ends their streak of games with at least a point at 11.
Keith Tkachuk and Lee Stempniak scored the third period goals. Tkachuk deflected a Paul Kariya shot past Chris Osgood at 4:22 while Stempniak scored almost ten minutes later, through a heavy screen.
“I don’t like their second power-play goal when the guy is clearly two feet in the crease and backing into our goalie,” coach Mike Babcock said after the game. “That’s interference. We should know because Homer (Tomas Holmstrom) gets those calls when he isn’t even in the paint. That was the swing in the game.”
Brad Boyes had opened the scoring for the Blues at 7:11 of the first. The Red Wings countered in the second with two goals 30 seconds apart by Valtteri Filppula and Mikael Samuelsson.
The Red Wings lost forward Tomas Holmstrom to injury in the first period.